The lowest temperature for outside painting is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is colder than that, the paint will not adhere properly.
Excessive cold causes paint to thicken, so it will not go on smoothly, and it won't flow into cracks and crevices. Cold paint can get lumpy. Paint will not dry the way it is supposed to if the temperature is too low, since it needs the warmth to make it set up. Cold air means paint will not absorb into the material it is supposed to bond with, such as wood or metal. The ideal outside temperature for painting is between 50 F and 90 F. Temperatures above 90 F can bake paint instead of drying it properly.Learn More
Choosing a paint color for the outside of a house largely depends on personal preference, overall budget and color availability at local paint stores. It's important to choose paint made specifically for exterior surfaces, as that type of paint is made to withstand climate changes. Some common exterior paint colors for predominately cold climates are brown, white, navy blue and gray. Warm climate colors include light blue, orange and beige.Full Answer >
Load-bearing walls look like other walls on the outside but have several distinctive features inside the drywall that differentiate them from other walls. The direction the wall runs, the type of wall header, and the wood framing used at the top of doorways are all features used to identify load-bearing walls.Full Answer >
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Florida is minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit. It was recorded at a Tallahassee station on Feb. 13, 1899. It was the only sub-zero temperature ever recorded in Florida.Full Answer >
The lowest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom is -27.2 degrees Celsius, according to the official website of the U.K. National Weather Service, the Met Office. The record stands as of 2014.Full Answer >